Posts Tagged With: inspiration

South West Coast Path in 5 Minutes

 

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Driving the PCH

We chose the long way home after a visit with my Dad (for his 93rd birthday). Highway 1, California’s Pacific Coast Highway, stretches the length of the state and offers some of the most stunning coastal views you’ll find anywhere.  We drove the section from San Luis Obispo to Monterey, taking advantage of a few of the roadside stops along the way.

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Even our liquor store deli sandwiches tasted gourmet with a view like this.

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Spectacular views come into focus around every bend of the Pacific Coast Highway.

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When the views open up to the east, they are every bit as beautiful as the scenes across the Pacific.

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It’s not easy to keep cars moving along this highway.  Roadwork continues along parts of the road.

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A trip to California is not complete without a drive up the iconic Pacific Coast Highway.

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Almost there…

…soon available on Amazon!

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2018 is a record year for Carryoncouple

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Carryoncouple thanks you for helping our blog travel to new territory in 2018. Our site has recorded nearly 5,300 views this year, surpassing our record from 2013, when we walked the Camino de Santiago. Your interest in our Way of St. Francis trek this spring exceeded all our other trips, including 181 in one day.

Since our kickoff in 2012, carryoncouple.com has recorded more than 25,000 views in 119 countries, led by the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and Italy. We await someone in Antarctica to extend our reach to every continent.

What is our most popular post? It comes from our 2012 visit to Verona, Italy. Pictured above, our post about the Basilica di San Zeno still attracts views and has been seen nearly 700 times.

Here’s to Word Press, to nearly 400 followers, and to many more adventures!

 

 

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An Ongoing Beacon For Photographers And History Buffs

The Coquille River Lighthouse was first lit in 1896 and continued to guide ships to safety off the coast of Bandon, Oregon until it was decommissioned in 1939.Bullard Beach State Park provides the starting point for a brisk 5+ mile round trip walk to the lighthouse. You’ll find plenty of opportunity for beach access along the way. Several parking lots are available those less adventurous.These days the lighthouse opens to provide a glimpse into the past…a brief history lesson for visitors, campers and history buffs. It also serves as inspiration (for photographers) from either shore of the Coquille River.

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Happy New Year

As a New Year dawns, we wish our family, friends and followers a peaceful and happy 2018.

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Quit is not in this trekker’s vocabulary

What takes 13 pairs of shoes, 6,000 calories day, 252 days while losing 25 pounds?

Check this out.

 

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Arches’ grandeur thrives superlatively

Delicate Arch welcomes the morning sun as snow-capped mountains form a backdrop.

Sue stands on a ledge on the path to Delicate Arch.

Violent forces lasting millions of years have produced one of the most peaceful and inspiring sites on Earth, Arches National Park in Utah.

We knew that small parking lots at trail heads fill up quickly on busy days so we left early this morning, thinking a Monday would be a good bet. It worked.

Formed by water and ice, extreme temperatures and salt movement underground, more than 2,000 arches grace the park.

We started with the most popular, Delicate Arch, and the three-mile trek was almost as spectacular as the destination. By the time we returned to our car, the parking spaces were full. The park is expanding the lot, making us speculate about the resulting crowded conditions at the arch.

Another trek took us to Landscape Arch, the park's longest, at 306 feet.

At the Fiery Furnace, top photo, we learned the redness in the rocks is caused by oxidized iron. They turn white when the iron is washed out.

This park has much more than arches, as you will see when you visit the Courthouse Towers.

 

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Inspiration, and perhaps a kick in the …

This list rang home more than any other we have seen recently.

 

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Forge your own path to happiness

 


We must all take responsibility for the care and maintenance of our personal trail to happiness.

Happiness was a much discussed topic leading up to our recent move north. Leaving the life we knew to start over in a new city was exciting, but would we be happy?

While scrolling through the news the other day, I stumbled upon this article – Ten Things Happy People Understand.

Although I consider myself a happy person, (most of the time) I opened the article and started to read, curious to discover if I qualified as one of the “Happy People.”

Happiness, according to this article, will take a lot of work. But what in life that’s worth having ever comes easily? You may or may not agree with these ten points, but they certainly provide some food for thought. As for me, I’m reassured that we have a reasonably good shot of finding happiness here in Ashland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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